Waqas Ali Qadri – from Outlandish – dropped an extremely deep song titled “Pardon My French“. The first time I heard the song, I was intrigued. But, just like any exceptional work of art, I started to understand the true meaning behind the song after a few good listens. Waqas, and Outlandish, has had some great experiences over the years (since 1997!), and they’ve made huge impact with their music. And, this track just summed up everything that Waqas is all about.
The music video, coupled with the track, is very eye-opening as well. It’s almost like Waqas is talking to his creative side, and having a deep conversation that we all get to witness. In a recent interview with DesiHipHop.com, Waqas mentioned that he was going through a bit of an internal-conflict a few months ago, when he felt this deep urge to express himself in ways that he might not have done before. The result of that is a 6 track EP titled Lucid Dreams, which is about to drop at the end of summer. Pardon My French (feat. Siva) is just one of the tracks from his solo project – Lucid Dreams. If this 1 blew my mind, I can’t even imagine what the next 5 will do to me!
Watch Waqas – Pardon My French – Official Music Video
Outlandish has been in the music game for more than 15 years now. The three members of the group – Isam Bachiri (born in Denmark and of Moroccan background), Waqas Ali Qadri (born in Denmark and of Pakistani background), and Lenny Martinez (born in Honduras and of Cuban and Honduran descent) – grew up together in the same neighborhood. Their interests in music was the same, and that’s what brought them together and led to the creation of numerous hits. Their unity touched the hearts and minds of millions of fans worldwide – including myself. Outlandish has always been able to impress me with their work. Not only does their music always stand out, but they manage to work together so cohesively that it really ‘restores my faith in humanity’. If we could all use their example and work with one another, I’m sure we would all advance through life at a much faster pace! They truly do define Unity through Hip Hop, and that’s nothing but exceptional, in my opinion.